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Reject the Drama

Titus 3:10-11

Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning, knowing that such a person is perverted and sins, being self-condemned.

Wherever the Holy Spirit is working, you will find unity. God desires for His people to work together, and when you find divisions, you can bet that the Devil has gained a foothold in the door. With some people, however, you will find a pattern of division and hidden agendas. When you encounter someone who continually seeks to damage relationships for his/her own self-interest, you have a divisive person.

God does not tolerate divisive people, and He doesn’t want us to do so, either. To deliberately create division is an act of outright rebellion against God. Within the Church, people are to work together using their spiritual gifts to edify, build up, and strengthen the body of Christ. Anyone who seeks to damage others and destroy relationships is working against God’s plan. This verse instructs us to give a first and second warning, then to clearly reject them. Such a person is committed to serve the Devil’s purpose and not God’s. This person is self-condemned and brings trouble on themselves, even if they try to blame someone else by presenting themselves as a victim.

If you are encountering a divisive person, reject their arguments. Don’t listen to anyone who tries to turn you against someone you know you can trust. Tell them to take their argument up with the person who has created the offense and to leave you out of it. Adhere to God’s instruction to always love, always build up, and always protect within the body of Christ. Self-condemning people will bring their own destruction, and you don’t want to go down with them when they fall by taking up their offense. God has given you a life of purpose to live on your own, and you don’t need to live in someone else’s drama!

Have a blessed day!

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